Kushequa 4-6-0 "Ten-wheeler" Locomotives of the USA


Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class Theodore Roosevelt (Locobase 12679)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University Volume 22, p. 188. Works number was 22222 in May 1903.

One of many Pennsylvania short lines, the KRR ultimately connected Camp Halsey with Farmers Valley, which were 24 1/2 miles apart. It was not a well-founded line, apparently, as it was closed in 1906. At that point the engine went to work on the Mount Jewett, Kinzua & Ritterville, which crossed the abandoned KRR at Gaffney.

The TR was scrapped in 1930.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
ClassTheodore Roosevelt
Locobase ID12679
RailroadKushequa
CountryUSA
Whyte4-6-0
Number in Class1
Road Numbers13
GaugeStd
Number Built1
BuilderBurnham, Williams & Co
Year1903
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase13.83'
Engine Wheelbase24.06'
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.57
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender)
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle)
Weight on Drivers86000 lbs
Engine Weight111000 lbs
Tender Light Weight62000 lbs
Total Engine and Tender Weight173000 lbs
Tender Water Capacity3000 gals
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated)48 lb/yard
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter56"
Boiler Pressure160 psi
Cylinders (dia x stroke)18" x 24"
Tractive Effort18885 lbs
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.55
Heating Ability
Firebox Area125 sq. ft
Grate Area20.80 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface1600 sq. ft
Superheating Surface
Combined Heating Surface1600 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume226.35
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation3328
Same as above plus superheater percentage3328
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area20000
Power L14701
Power MT361.53


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